Registered Nurse (Experienced RN) Infusion Education-Duke University
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 229310
Duke Homecare & Hospice Duke Homecare & Hospice offers hospice, home health and infusion services as well as serves as the home for the Duke Caregiver Support Program. Our Hospice team works closely with a patient's physician to provide comprehensive, individualized care in the comfort their home or at our inpatient hospice facility located in Durham. Our team of nurses, therapists, social workers, counselors, and chaplains help patients and their families manage advanced medical conditions. Duke Home Health provides services in a patient's home that include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social service, home health aides, and pain and wound management. Our infusion team comes to a patient's home to administer intravenous medications, including antibiotics and chemotherapy, to children and adults. Our nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, and patient services coordinators work under the direction of a patient's doctor to monitor needs and treatment.
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Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
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Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
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The Infusion Nurse's primary function is as a patient/family educator which includes completing pre-hospital discharge infusion device teaching to patients and caregivers as well as assessing the readiness for discharge home with infusion. This position will mainly function within Duke University Hospital, but will on occasion make home visits to provide infusion instructions as part of Duke HomeCare and Hospice.
Shifts: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM (Rotational Weekend Coverage every 5 weeks as back-up for weekend staff.)
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with the NC nurse practice act, physician orders and established policies and procedures. Uses professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to care.
Utilize comprehensive assessment skills to plan priorities and to set realistic outcomes; collaborate with healthcare team in the evaluation and cost effectiveness of patient care.
Assess educational needs of patients/families concerning alterations in health, the disease process, and plan of care.
Develop and implement an effective discharge plan for patients to begin at the initiation of services.
Obtain or develop appropriate educational resources for patients/families; plan and implement appropriate educational interventions; evaluate effectiveness and outcomes of patient/family teaching.
Role model professional nursing through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Participate in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings and case conferences, as necessary, to assure appropriate care and service are provided to the patient.
Maintain up to date knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid/JCAHO standards thru inservices and workshop attendance.
Assesse the severity of patient symptoms, communicate to the physician and record significant findings, intervenes as appropriate.
Document care and services provided in accordance with DHCH Policy and Procedures and regulatory standards.
Medication reconciliation and education to prevent adverse events and readmission to hospital
Observe patient's reactions to medications and reports significant incidents to the physicians.
Communicate regularly with team members, caregivers, and physicians.
Follow infection control standard precautions and uses personal protective equipment as required.
Delegate and supervise care given by NCA's/LPN's.
Develop plan of care for aides, assign care to aides based on the skills of the aide, the availability of the aide for patient care continuity, patient preference (when possible), and other considerations as determined by the patient's care needs.
Identify personal learning needs and implements corrective action: assists in planning and conducting staff development programs to improve DHCC effectiveness.
Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
Implement agency policy, procedures and objectives.
Work closely and collaboratively with agency billing staff to ensure accuracy of billing.
Maintain confidentiality of employee and patient information.
Exhibit an attitude which promotes harmony and goodwill in the workplace.
Display a clean, neat, professional appearance.
Participate in Performance Improvement Program.
Promote quality, comprehensive services through a team approach.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Formal Training
Associate Degree or Diploma, Nursing required
Registered Nurses are not required but encouraged to enroll in a DUHS approved BSN program after completing two years of service of their start date.
BSN is not required for Duke University Clinical Ladder
Must have a current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina
Current State of North Carolina Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR) (American Heart Association only)
Professional Work Experience & Requirements
Two years of med-surgical, critical care or home health/hospice/infusion
Valid driver's license and current automobile insurance coverage
Prior experience in Infusion strongly preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Working knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid regulations, including JCAHO and DFS standards, ICD-9 Coding.
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and NCA
Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process
Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families
Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care
Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up
Ability to use fine motor skills
Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
Ability to use computer and learn new software programs and technology
Able to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools
Knowledge in wound identification and treatments, infusion and other advanced nursing skills
Critical thinking skills and organization skills
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
Strong computer skills including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, preferred
Excellent rapport, understanding, and communication with the patients and their family members
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